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Shipping a Violin Bow
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Irv
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March 5, 2019 - 5:23 pm
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The world has sadly lost a Heddon (tempered steel shaft) violin bow the other day due to shipping damage.  Purchased for a few dollars, I did not give the seller shipping instructions.  I knew something was likely wrong when it came between two sheets of cardboard.

The gold standard for a bow shipping container is a 32 inch long piece of 1-1/2 inch diameter pvc tube with protective ends of inserted styrofoam closed with packing tape. I have also had success with the three corner cardboard boxes provided at the post office.  

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I had to return an Austrian violin a few weeks ago that was in a box just barely big enough for the violin and with no packing.  It was busted up and he said there were no returns and that it was sold as is... 

i had no problem with “as is”, just not “as was”

Ebay agreed 

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March 5, 2019 - 6:05 pm
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Lady could not have been nicer.  She gave me a full refund and told me to keep the bow for parts.  All she wanted to know was how to better pack a bow for the future.

I should have had a clue when I looked at her other auctions and they were hand knit sweaters and artist supplies.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

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@Irv, Oh no, that poor, rare Heddon! Hope you can make some good use of the parts, as Steve said.

@steveduf, maybe eBay knows that you've become a master of piecing together severely busted up violins and was sending you a candid camera like challenge. OK, no, not, sorry about the Austrian violin too. Glad eBay saw it your way with the refund.

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